This post is cathartic. Who am I kidding? Much of what I write is to help me think through and work through my emotions and to improve my walk with God. Sometimes, life hits hard. My brother's diagnosis of cancer and his passing last week are a major blow. I know he has relief from … Continue reading What Happened to Peace
Friend to the End
Michael W Smith sings, "A friend's a friend forever if the Lord's the Lord of them . . . " The old hymn says, "What a friend we have in Jesus . . " The proverb says, "There is a friend that sticks closer than a brother . . ." (Pro 18:24) Jesus says, "Greater love … Continue reading Friend to the End
Uncertainty to Certainty
I am writing as I am thinking this morning. These are my thought as I think about the tragedy that unfolded in Orlando this past Sunday in the dark hours of the morning. Tragedy is the only way to describe what happened. I do not know all the details, but apparently a lone gunman entered at nightclub … Continue reading Uncertainty to Certainty
OFF TARGET The news reported last night that over 500,000 people have signed a petition to boycott Target. That number is almost 700,ooo this morning. Unless you just ignore social media and the news you know that this boycott is in response to Target's decision to allow people who self-identify as a different gender from their … Continue reading Off Target
What Will You Become?
The great promise of the United States continues to be that you can become anything you want to be, if you put in the effort. Is your desire to be a doctor, lawyer, teacher, to be wealthy, famous, a star athlete, or president (you would likely be a better choice than those currently vying … Continue reading What Will You Become?
This morning on the way to the study, I drove through fog. That is somewhat of an understatement. Had I a net, I might have caught a few fish swimming across the highway. The fog was thick when I pulled out of the subdivision onto the highway, I could not see very far. The first … Continue reading Clarity
Today many Christians in the world look back to the events of the last few hours of Jesus' life on earth. Today many will think about the trumped up charges and illegal trial he faced. Today many will remember with sorrow that they like Peter sometimes deny the Christ. Today many will shed tears as … Continue reading Reflections
The Highest Priest
Jesus is that High Priest. He is From God – Passed through the heavens Jesus was with God, He was God. As God He came to live on earth. Therefore, He understands our weaknesses He understands because He walked in our shoes. He understands because He walked with us. Because He was tempted in every … Continue reading The Highest Priest
Friday is for Praise
Forever I Praise B. Scott McCown - January 14, 2016 Forever I praise You; Father of Light. For Your creation, Your love, And all that is right. Your blessings and grace Salvation - my weakness despite; The blood of Your Begotten Cleansing me in Your sight. Forever I praise You; Messiah, Son of God Most High, … Continue reading Friday is for Praise
What’s In A Name
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David … Continue reading What’s In A Name